Citigroup agriculture analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call Analysts, along with representatives from the crop seed distribution industry, provide insight on crop input demand trends on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on March 13 at 1 pm.
U.S. corporate bond update: there's no let up in issuance today U.S. corporate bond update: there's no let up in issuance today and this week's calendar will be the highest for the year to date. Volume currently totals $53 B and could hit $60 B when the day is done. Supply is helping put a floor under Treasury yields. Quest Diagnostics is auctioning $1.2 B in 5-, 10-, and 30-year maturities. Lam Research is selling $750 M in 5- and 10-year notes. Abbott Labs has a 3-part offering including 5-, 7-, and 10-year notes (benchmark size). Energy Transfer Systems is selling 10-, 20-, and 30-year paper (benchmark size). John Deere has a benchmark 2-year FRN and a 5-year note on tap. Costa Rica has a $500 M 30-year.